Cactus Pear Music Festival’s Feb. 11th Soiree: LoveNotes

Celebrate Valentine’s Day a few days early with a romantic program featuring pianist Michelle Schumann and Stephanie. Hailed for her “…sensitive, flexible, and tempestuous dexterity,” (Fanfare Magazine) pianist Michelle Schumann joins Stephanie, the “violinist who most often takes your breath away” (Gramophone Magazine), for an afternoon of musical artistry and romance with works by Elgar, Kreisler, Prokofiev, Liszt and more. Venue: the beautiful home… Read more »

Trenton Doyle Hancock to Join UT Austin Department of Art and Art History as Spring 2018 Artist-in-Residence

  The Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to welcome artist Trenton Doyle Hancock as the Spring 2018 artist-in-residence. The residency is supported by an endowment for the College of Fine Arts Distinguished Visiting Chair. Hancock will be given dedicated time and space for creating new work at UT Austin. During that time, he will… Read more »

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory Bird of the Month

Please enjoy a very subtly beautiful bird of the month and remember – our 20th Anniversary celebration, Brew on the Bayou, is coming up in March! We hope to see you there! To download high resolution versions of this month’s photo, click HERE To support us and our work to protect the birds and their habitats around the Gulf and beyond, please consider making… Read more »

Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas Sing Into Spring

Sing Into Spring Sunday, February 18, 2018 | 7:30 pm Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center Buy Tickets Here Join us at our Sing Into Spring concert as we continue to celebrate our 2017-18 season, The Faces of Dallas, honoring all of the beautiful communities that make up our city. This concert features works of African and African American composers and poets. Our special guests will be the trio… Read more »

San Antonio Readies for 2018 NCAA Final Four

With the 2018 NCAA Final Four fast approaching, NCAA officials and the San Antonio Local Organizing Committee teamed up with local leaders Wednesday to announce key details about the long-anticipated event. “We have been working for years as a community to prepare for this historic event — the first Final Four in San Antonio in 10 years, during our tricentennial,” said Pat Frost, chair… Read more »

Texas Awards Millions for Mental Health

The following is a news release from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission: The Texas Health and Human Services Commission today announced it is awarding up to $27.5 million in grant funds through two programs that support mental health services and projects for Texas. Up to $12.5 million will be awarded through the Mental Health Grant Program for Justice-Involved Individuals, and up to $15… Read more »

Students from The University of Texas at Austin who are pursuing a doctorate are invited to submit a proposal for the Harry Estill and Bernice Milburn Moore Fellowship

Students from The University of Texas at Austin who are pursuing a doctorate are invited to submit a proposal for the Harry Estill and Bernice Milburn Moore Fellowship. To be eligible for the fellowship, candidates must be in the process of completing a dissertation relevant to the mental health needs of Texans. The selected fellow receives a one-time, unrestricted award of $20,000. The fellow… Read more »

St. David’s Foundation Announces over $14.6 M in Grants to Local Nonprofits

St. David's Foundation

With the goal of making Central Texas the healthiest community in the world, St. David’s Foundation is announcing grants totaling over $14.6 million aimed at addressing a variety of health-related needs right here at home this holiday season. “Young or old, city dweller or rural resident, many of our friends and neighbors are in need of important services to maintain a healthy life,” said… Read more »

The Future of Truth and Misinformation Online

National Council of Nonprofits

In late 2016, Oxford Dictionaries selected “post-truth” as the word of the year, defining it as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” The 2016 Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and the tumultuous U.S. presidential election highlighted how the digital age has affected news and cultural narratives. New… Read more »

Communities Foundation of Texas Announces New Initiative

Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) announced it will  launch CFT for Business (CFT4B), an initiative that will make it easy for businesses to give back.  CFT4B is a comprehensive suite of services designed to help start or grow a company’s giving and community engagement programs through charitable fund management, volunteerism, employee giving programs and other custom solutions. The launch event is Tuesday, November 2, 2017. The event is… Read more »